Parent Education

Parent Education offers classes, workshops and materials to parents to help them learn ways to provide effective discipline and guidance, nurture and foster life skills, promote healthy development, and, most of all, enjoy the enormous task of raising their children. Our classes target young children, but parents with children of all ages can benefit. Many community partners and school districts join together to support this collaborative effort to serve parents, children and families in South Central Oregon.

Parent Education is a grant funded and community supported program located at the Douglas Education Service District. We are part of the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative and receive grants from The Oregon Community Foundation, Ford Family Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust and The Collins Foundation to serve as the parent education and resource "Hub" for Douglas County.

Focus areas:

  • Increase access to quality parenting education classes, resources, and supports throughout the region
  • Create a coordinated network of parenting education programs to avoid duplication of services
  • Increase parental understanding of child’s learning, development, and readiness for school
  • Normalize parenting education, so all parents feel comfortable needing and asking for help

Our programming provides a variety of opportunities for parents of young children to receive training in child care and development, nonviolent discipline methods, stress management and proactive communication techniques. Parents will learn ways to nurture and foster their child's development by providing stimulation, appropriate developmental opportunities and nurturing relationships. Research has clearly established the learning and practice of these parental skills as being instrumental to creating healthy and nurturing environments. Environment and relationships are important to early childhood development.

Contact Us

Julie Hurley
Account Executive, Parent Engagement & Education Program  541-492-6607

Kelli Fife
Administrative Assistant, Parent Engagement & Education Program  541-492-6604

Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative

Douglas Education Service District | 1871 NE Stephens | Roseburg, OR 97470
Telephone: 541.440.4777 | Fax: 541.440.4771

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